Top Ten Pokemon Shippings


The Top Ten

1 Ash and Misty

This ship was by far the most mutual. Yes it was partly due to 4kids but still.

Yes Misty would rag on or hit Ash. But a lot of those times Ash had it coming by having a case of "Foot In Mouth" syndrome, and Misty went on the defensive. At the same time she has done it to Brock over supporting Ash when Brock fawned over Jeanette. Ash and Misty got along great when they would not push each other's buttons. I've seen people say Misty and Iris were very similar but Misty did not relish in bashing on Ash if Ash did not deserve it. Iris did it just for kicks.

The two also had the most reactions when the other one was flirted with. Misty would get jealous when girls flirted with Ash, and vice versa when guys flirted with Misty. That's a detail that has not been seen much with other females.

Whenever something would happen to one of them the other expressed a lot of concern, sometimes not even mentioning another character who was in the same peril.

Even ...more

Best couple! Meant to be together! If anyone has ever been in "True Love" they will understand Ash and Misty's relationship perfectly!

They are my favorite couples

The only person who Ash actually likes or has liked is Misty. Ash just never acted attracted towards anyone else. Sure, it may be hidden, but there are many moments low-key showing they like each other. All the other Ash related ones are one sided, or even no sided. They also have the most comparable personalities, both are rash, somewhat mean to each other, but both secretly care about one another a lot, and both actually train Pokemon. The other girls are either too girly, think they are better than anyone, or are just his friend.

2 Ash and Serena

Nowadays we see people sharing their opinions here and especially screaming out, that Ash and Serena are meant to be for one another. And I personally think this is true. Like, hello! It's rather special don't you think, that really, after such a long time from meeting in childhood, Serena still remembered Ash and had feelings for him? Don't comment badly on this - it's true because after that incident Serena never saw Ash again, or knew his name, until she was a teenager and saw him in the middle of a Pokemon battle. I kinda liked the idea of downright, sharp-tongued Iris to be with solid, hard-working Ash, because it's rather funny, but honestly I think Ash and Serena are better together. And really, Ash only argued with her once, and Serena is always kind and helpful to him. Iris is really funny with Ash, in my opinion, but she's too hard with Ash and argues with him. Dawn? Oh, she's completely marvellous and is like Ash's female clone but really she's a bit hardheaded and rather ...more

If we saw the kiss, I would love Pokemon more.

Well most likely canon so ya deserve to get back to number 1 spot

My favourite ship, hands down!

3 May and Drew

I prefer DrewXSapphire. Anime May is a pathetic weakling who always needs rescuing. Sapphire is brave, bold headstrong girl who could wreck May's butt in split second. Drew and Ash deserve strong girls, not overrated wimpy damsel girls who are popular for having "TWO BIG" reasons on their chest

Am I the only one who think May paired with either Ash or Drew is uninteresting.
If Drew and Ash had been in a different anime with different kind of rivalry it could work better than the thing between Ash and Narcissistic Paul and OVER-egomaniac Gary. I liked it when Drew saved Ash from that cargo box James and meowth locked him in.they could have at least be trapped accidentally inside some dark basement with no one but themselves. Ash would enjoy it.

Contest shipping is fanon

Ugh please. Drew deserves better.
May and Max just annoyed me to death.
Drew should be with solidad (if she was his age)

4 Ash and Dawn

Ash and dawn are just made for each other... Their friendship is so real... And dawn had her own goals in life rather than just travelling with ash... Ash has learnt so much with dawn... Those two are just the perfect couple... Dawn is the only female character in the pokemon series who has a central character just like ash... This clearly shows how important dawn was for ash... Also he has saved dawn so many times that one can not even count. Their chemistry is the thing which I loved the most about the diamond and pearl season... Also we can see that whenever Dawn has an option to chose between Ash and any other boy, she has always chosen Ash... She is just like Ash and shares an informal relationship with her. Dawn's piplup's reference shows that how important dawn is for him... And since they are just like each other the understand each other the most... Even Cynthia, the sinnoh champ knows that how important they are for each other... I just want this ship to be fixed permanently ...more

I like this one.

I love Ash and Dawn together! They are so cute together! They even had their own song! They should be together forever and ever! I don't know why people keep saying Ash and Dawn are more like siblings than lovers?! I personally think that Ash and Dawn is one true pairing and to be together! I don't know why others like and prefer Ash and Serena together. Ash and Serena's shipping is just too boring for me. I would always ship Ash and Dawn together even if nobody liked it! Ash and Dawn should be together in end instead of Ash and Serena be together. Ash and Dawn is my otp! Ash and Dawn together for the win!

"Dawn is not supposed to be with Paul or Kenny, they're not her type. Misty is too possessive and Serena is not ash's type. Ash was much closer with Dawn. They high five, Dawn cheered for ash in a cheerleader costume with her Pokémon. They have each other's back more. They are definitely much closer. Ash put all of his friend's needs before his, so that doesn't make Serena special at all. Serena is thinking of ash all the time and is trying to get ash to love her but it's definitely one sided while ash thinks of Serena as a friend and that's it, that's their relationship, strictly just friends no matter how much Serena wants to be more than friends. Dawn and ash have that relationship where there's more contact, support both ways and that bond that can never be broken. Dawn returned in the show later and ash was very happy to see her. Dawn was very emotional when ash left while Serena didn't. Clearly, Dawn's feelings for ash are much stronger than Serena's feelings for ash. When ...more

5 Jessie and James

I don't get why they're not more popular, they're the ones with the most chemistry and they really care about each other. Rocketshipping is so painfully underrated. But I think I know why and that's because the new audience of each generations are mainly children and they are less likely to understand grown up characters. I've shipped these two since the beginning and my friends didn't get it back then, when they got older they understood what I meant. - Trivona

It's cannon on the manga


Remember that episode where Jessie and James were hugging good-bye but then realized they did not die

6 Ash and May

This right here the best! They would totally work as a couple! They balence differences & similarities! Ash watches her & protects her, ash has shown to be important to May & May has held ash back from making terrible decisions! They can show what each other is thinking like when they split the ribbon! They are so perfect for each other! - Advanceshipper

I do not know why I like this couple so much but it is my favorite. I like Ash and Serena too but I do not know the way Ash takes care of May is so sweet and he saved her a lot of times. Best couple in my opinion.

Why is this shipping always so overlooked? I mean they have a lot in common and even their Pokemon are relatively the same. They shared great chemistry and she's hot.

I like this shipping and actually, so does Max. He likes seeing May and Ash together. When I first saw May I thought she was Ash's crush (sorry if this sounds stupid).

7 Misty and Tracey

Well wenever ash ask oak very is tracy he just gives back the same answer-He went to visit misty and Pokemon special series episode did show them as a good pair

Misty seems way more tolerable with Tracey than she ever was with Ash and seems to like to hangout with him as seen in the Chronicles and the last episode of BW. Plus he gave her a Azurill and helps her out like when she needed more badges. So I can see a healthy relationship starting here

I think there may be something between these two they got along well

This is my actual OTP.

8 Dawn and Kenny

Dawn just likes kenny. Just as a good friend

But in the anime dawn rejects kenny

Kenny got friendzoned

I love this shipping! But really I don't get why people hate it so much though, look at them they grew up together and at one point dawn said that Kenny looked handsome when he beats ash! It's so romantic

9 Dawn and Paul

Probably not happening, but "opposites attract" so --> paul (cold, distant, treats pokemon terribly, kind of a loner) x dawn (bubbly, cheerful, bright, loves her pokemon, friends with ash, brock, kenny, zoey etc)
"stand by for battle" x "no need to worry! "

Paul is a tsundere.

Love it oppsites attract Paul x dawn forever so not canon who cares but lots of hints

AWFUL SHIPPING! Why is this in the top ten? Not only did Paul & Ash have more positive conversations (which is saying something), but they barley communicated at all

10 Clemont and Korrina

I like it I can see it happening

Voting to comment.
1. Age gap: Clemont's about 13 and Korrina is somewhere between the ages of 18 and 22.
2. No signs of a romantic relationship: Just because Korrina told Clemont about her past doesn't mean a romantic relationship,
3. Clemont is too awesome to have a girlfriend, - RiverClanRocks

That one episode where Korrina tells Clemont about her past made me really like this pair

Korrina is just taller than Clemont I sure they're the same age

The Contenders

11 Pikachu and Buneary

This is a really good ship


Worst Ship

First of all Buneary has a crush on Pikachu and pikachu doesn't have a crush on Buneary

Stupid ship, you name it


12 Ash and Iris

What WHY is this on the 42th spot? Oh well, no matter what people think, Negaishipping is my favorite ship from the animated series. Why? Because Iris and Ash complement each other in an unique way I haven't seen in the series before. They both ADORE pokemon, set their friends before anything else, love playing around, are adventurous and love stuffing their faces with food. Yeah I know Serena has a crush on Ash, but that's pretty much it. Iris doesn't out Ash on such a highpedestal and she point out his flaws so he can improve. Ash isn't perfect, and Iris know this. They both have a long way to go as trainers, but if you gave them time to mature and grow, they could achieve greatness.

This one is my favourite pairing for Ash (the dummy)! I like how subtle it is and that it doesn't try to shove it in your face. Heck it may not even be THAT canon. That's what I like about it!

Not likely. Shippers like their personalities apart.

Yes the are the best

13 Cilan and Iris

Cilan is too awesome to have a girlfriend. Need I say more? Also, 5 year age gap. - RiverClanRocks

Cute ship in my opinion. Too bad it doesn't get much support

This is good. Its nice and sweet they protect each other from their own fears.

Naww, Iris is too awesome to have a boyfriend.

14 Calem and Shauna

It's down right canon.

So underrated but so adorable

Yas! I love this shipping

This is my go to ship if suddenly everyone hates kalosshipping. I ' love this ship

15 Bonnie and Max

It's just cute.


Well. I saw a picture that Bonnie kissed Max and good they're the youngest couple I seen yet. Yep! I like this they are so cute together!

They look cute together. Best youngest couple in the series

16 Cheren and Bianca

They are just so cute together and they could balance each other out well



17 Conway and Dawn

Conway: I approve of this

Ha! I completely forgot about Conway! I should've put this on the list originally haha. - itz_izzy

They worked so well together in the Tag Battle contest <3

In the battle tournament when Conway wasn’t being so creepy, she seemed to really enjoy his company & enjoy talking to him. Too bad he’s mostly creepy majority of the time...

18 Ash and Angie

Oh I love this ship! I can't believe how low it is!

Ash basically said he'd die for her! They bettered each other!

Underrated OTP

19 Brock and Lucy

#Just give brock a girlfriend.

Both really liked each other but couldn't get together

20 Clemont and Serena

Hate the ship with passion. A rival to Ash and Serena, I mean I am unsure if Ash had feelings for Serena but serena had feeling for Ash, why would she turn around to Clemont and be like, I never paided you any interest, what to get together? Serena doesn't like Clemont, she thinks he is nerdy and awarkard. And Clemont thinks Serena is too Girly. E.C.T. And I 100% ship Clemont with Lilia ( A keeper for Keeps.) Girl.

Nah, Clemont deserves better. I don't really like Serena.

I think this could actually be canon if Serena wasn't so obsessed over Ash

This is garbage. I literally got sick from this. Serena has to be with Ash

21 Froakie and Fennekin

Really cute how froakie cleaned fennikin's tail when he saw her upset and blushed when she thanked him.

They are so adorable together! And anyone who voted for Ash and Serena have to on this one, since these are their Pokemon C:

So cute! its basically ash and serena - pokemon form!

So amazing cl

22 Brendan and May

It's clearly happening.

If you played Pokemon oras you should know this is almost canon.

One of the best shippings in the games and better than anything in the anime

This at least deserves to be in the first page

23 Brock and Nurse Joy

I thinks it's sweet that he can tell all the joys apart and a bit strange

Brock knows which one is which and can tell them all apart is always real sweet with them all! Also, he has a English dub song on them.

That one nurse joy that helped hatched brock's egg I think she'd be a good match for each other. I don't remember the episode, all I know it's in dp. Anyways, Brock helped her get confidence back and showed her that she can do more by helping wild pkmn with their injuries. And now that he's a doctor I think they'd work well together.

What the hell?

24 Lillie and Ash

This ship is TOO CUTE! One of my favourite ships for sure!

I hate this ship. The reason is that I feel like the whole show revolves around Lillie, and she seems to do everything right and gets credit for bad things. She always gets the attention, which I don't like.

The reason people like myself enjoy this pairing is because Ash spent a lot of time with Lillie to help her overcome a phobia, not like a fear with May, not to mention her overall shyness. Ash repeatedly saves Lillie and her family and they bond more as Ultra Guardians, Ash is also friends/rivals with Gladion and Lusamine likes Ash to boot. Overall people like this cause Lillie is cute and theoretically Lillie could see Ash as her knight in shining armour to fall in love with

A really cute ship with a lot of potential.

25 Misty and Gary

They both put down ash a lot. & they were rivals before they became Pokémon trainers they became rivals when they broke that pokeball in the river & that was way before Ash met Misty. This shipping is called egoshipping

Well I kind of like this shipping! Dunno if Misty likes Gary but maybe Gary seems to like Misty, is that why Ash and Gary become rivals or what?

But Misty and Gary maybe are meant for each other. What was this shipping name again?

26 Brock and Officer Jenny

... & Nurse Joy! Brock knows which one is which and can tell them all apart is always real sweet with them all! Also, he has a English dub song on them.

27 Gary and Ash

Eh Drarry (Harry Potter) is better

...but f you homophobes

heck no

Literally Ash is so gay, he doesn't even consider his female friends as potentially more. Also Gary gets Ash going more than anyone else...and do I need to mention the similar reaction when hearing Gary's name as Brock has to Prof Ivy coincidence I think not. Also the original Japanese hints at Gary and Ash liking each other a lot more

They are hands down the best Pokémon ship

28 Pikachu and Meowth

Just so cute together

29 Red and Blue Oak

Those two morons are gay and you cannot change my mind


They are literally on a honeymoon in Hawaii lol

Better than Amour. Screw Ash and Serena. - UselessName

30 Oshawott and Snivy

One of the things that stand out in this pairing (for Ash's Snivy and Oshawott) is how Snivy's calm personality and ability to stay calm and collected in almost any situation and Oshawott's hyperactive and (sometimes) overconfident personality contrast greatly yet balance each other out beautifully. Also, I think that this is a really cute shipping.

31 Red and Yellow


I'm only voting to let everyone who refered to Yellow as "she", that Yellow is a boy. Don't believe me? Well then actually READ the manga. They refer to Yellow as "he". Although, there is nothing wrong with being gay, and I actually like this ship. I just want everyone to know that Yellow is a boy.

Best shipping should be canon with a new book in the manga.

SECOND ONLY TO RUBYXSAPPHIRE. It's sooo amazing! He saved her life then she drew pictures of him and everything, then she repaid him by defeating lance and actually not only saving red but the whole world. This ship is just so beautiful!

32 Pikachu and Ketchup

Yes forget about pokeshipping this is a true otp hell yes

The long lost shipping - KavehKoopa

33 Harley and Soledad

Sol loves him already, duh.

Solidad seems to be the only one who can stand Harley. She kind of even says she likes him and thinks he's fun.

34 Ash and Clemont

My favourite male x male ship.

No. I swear, people are insane these days. - RiverClanRocks

What is this ship...

I swear down... what the heck is this ship?

35 Ruby and Sapphire

This is %100 percent canon in the manga. - namesnipe

I LOVE THIS SHIP they're so different! They knew each other since they were young but got separated and it's just so great! Plus in the games it's basically canon. I LOVE THE MANGA WAY MORE THAN THE ANIME. I actually kinda dislike the anime. THE MANGA HAS SO MUCH MORE PLOT. Also even lil Emerald noticed them ;3.

My OTP! This Ship is the best one ever created! They knew each other since they were young, and had a crush on each other ever since. Yes, Serena knew Ash when he was young, but Ruby saved Sapphire’s life! He even has a scar on his face to show for it!

This is the best ship ever (spoiler alert)not only they are a good pair but they confessed their love for each other and continue to show signs of feeling for each other.

36 Gladion and Moon

I honestly love this

I'd take this ship any day!

This is my favorite ship from pokemon they look so cute together!

What the heck

37 Oshawott and Meloetta

so true

Lol true

DELETE THIS. - InklingSethO

My FAVORITE PokémonxPokémon ship! It's so great, I just have nothing else to say

38 Gold and Silver

I'd say they're perfect for each other

Both male and hate each other - boltslegend

They go so well together.

Preciousmetalshipping is my favourite thing ever!

39 Cassidy and Butch

Cassidy treated Butch way nicer than Jessie EVER treated James, so Neoshipping way better than Rocketshipping!

Cassidy couldn't even remeber butch's name in some episodes but I think they'll look cute together

No, you're just a Jessie hater that fail to see the full picture. - Trivona

40 Umbreon and Espeon

The mystical magical ones

I ship Umbreon x Sylveon - Swiftfrost

They are kawaii. Fight me.

My friend/someone I'm shipped with like Umbreon and I like Espeon. Meant to be?

41 Ash and Anabel

She should have returned in the sun and moon anime.


Oh boy, I wish Anabel travel with Ash during the Battle Frontier arc. She could be a good help for him against Brandon. Anyway, I love Anabel. I don't really care about shipping her with anyone, but I really want Ash and Anabel interact more, in a platonic way ofc. Ash is as dense as a brick lmao.

Not only did they get along well and had fun together, but Anabel had a crush on her as well. What main girl had both of those going for them?

42 Iris and Ash

I'd say it's pretty underrated, but Iris as a whole is pretty underrated. They look cute together and shown they can have fun together by swigging on trees and hanging out in that one city. Cute shipping wish it wasn't as disliked.

Idc what people say, I think they go well together. They even had an entire episode together doing fun activities without Cilan. Ash even turned down an offer to _battle_ the subway masters because he promised to spend the day with Iris.

Its actually a pretty good shipping

This ship is underrated

43 Ash and Pikachu

That's kinda gross. - LapisBob

This is not only a ship between two completely different creatures but Pikachu and Ash are both boys.

... Is this a joke? This better be a joke. Is this how low we have sunk?

Please tell me this is a joke. I don't want to believe in this.

44 Gary and Dawn

It was so cute how Dawn was wanting him to recite a poem! I love this ship

They got along so well in the episodes they were together.

I love this ship they are so cute

Really great ship

45 Darkrai and Cresselia

How is this even applicable

Its like Groudon and Kyogre

46 Gardevoir and Gallade

They both look so beautiful together

47 Red and Leaf

To be honest, I absolutely hate this ship! I prefer red and blue because of pokemon origins and they have more chemistry.

Well, if twins are like 30+% to have a screwed up baby, a gender bent version of a couple...

And in my humble opinion two people who are cloned personality aren't interesting to see as a couple, nor siblings ether, since it's obvious they are going to have some sort of good relationship more than likely. And you obviously can't balence each other out or help each other grow at all if u are exactly the same. But, to each their own

I love this ship! It should be canon!

I love this ship

48 Lucas and Dawn

How are they not on the list already!? They were genuinely compared to a lovey-dovey couple in Diamond and Pearl!

49 Barry and Dawn

In the games this is a pretty cute ship!

The best one in my opinion. They are such a cutteee cuple!


50 Grovyle and Celebi


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